Single post

iSERVO: Implementing the International Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory by Integrating Computational Grid and Geographical Information Web Services

Mehmet Aktas, Galip Aydin, Andrea Donnellan, Geoffrey Fox, Robert Granat , Lisa Grant, Greg Lyzenga, Dennis McLeod, Shrideep Pallickara, Jay Parker, Marlon Pierce, John Rundle, Ahmet Sayar, and Terry Tullis. iSERVO: Implementing the International Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory by Integrating Computational Grid and Geographical Information Web Services Special Issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) Volume 163, Numbers 11-12 / December, 2006, pages 2281-2296, DOI 10.1007/s00024-006-0137-8.

Abstract:

We describe the goals and initial implementation of the International Solid Earth Virtual Observatory (iSERVO). This system is built using a Web Services approach to Grid computing infrastructure and is accessed via a component-based Web portal user interface. We describe our implementations of services used by this system, including Geographical Information System (GIS)-based data grid services for accessing remote data repositories and job management services for controlling multiple execution steps. iSERVO is an example of a larger trend to build globally scalable scientific computing infrastructures using the Service Oriented Architecture approach. Adoption of this approach raises a number of research challenges in millisecond-latency message systems suitable for internet-enabled scientific applications. We review our research in these areas.

[Link to the paper]

theme by teslathemes